Here are five strategies to safeguard your hands from ticks when entering tick-prone areas:

  1. Wear protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts and pants, and ensure pants are tucked into socks or boots.
  2. Apply EPA-approved tick repellent to your hands and wrists.
  3. Perform thorough tick checks after being in tick-infested environments.
  4. Stay on designated trails to minimize contact with tall grass and vegetation.
  5. Consider using tick-proof gloves for an additional layer of defense.

Even with these precautions, it’s important to promptly remove any ticks you find and seek medical attention if you experience symptoms of tick-borne illnesses.

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